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Table 9 Mass flow into the AD and methane output

From: Cultivation of microalgae for biofuel production: coupling with sugarcane-processing factories

Inputs TS (tons/year) or COD reduced (tons O2/year) VS to TS ratio (kg-VS/kg TS) Methane yield (m3 CH4/kg-VS) OR (m3 CH4/kg COD utilized) Total methane yield (m3/year)
LEA 784.53 0.63 0.43 212,530
Unextracted algae 114.70 0.73 0.43 36,004
Primary sludge 437.5 0.99 0.32 435,250
Glycerol 18.83 0.85 0.43 6880
Methanol 3.32 0.99 0.53 1740
Vinasse 4182.8 - 0.29 1,213,010
Total   1,905,414